Subject: lafayette or jackson pawn star fabric From: Sandra Starley <gingham@frontiernet.net> Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2011 12:54:44 +0000 (UTC) X-Message-Number: 1

Here is the link to Barbara's post with pictures of the 1830's fabric and the 1876 reproduction. http://barbarabrackman.blogspot.com/2010/05/lafayette-or-jackson.html

Thanks Barbara.

Sandra Starley AQS Certified Quilt Appraiser Moab, Utah my antique and vintage quilts http://utahquiltappraiser.blogspot.com

my art quilts and antique reproductions http://starleyquilts.blogspot.com

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Subject: Appliqued initials From: Pam Weeks <pamela.weeks@gmail.com> Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2011 14:43:50 -0500 X-Message-Number: 2

Hi all,

The initials appliqued on the 1869 presentation quilt, sold by G-B Best, remind me of some of the alphabets for embroidery found in Peterson's or Godey's Lady's Book from the era. I can't off the top of my head remember any with oak leaves or acorns, but the June 1861 Peterson's has an alphabet for marking, with letters embellished with leaves and flowers. Easily translated to applique once the patterns are enlarged.

Just my two-cents worth from darned-cold NH, with more snow coming!

Pam Weeks

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 603-661-2245 Quilt Historian, Teacher AQS Certified Appraiser of Quilted Textiles PO Box 123 Durham, NH 03824

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Subject: red white quilt exhibit From: Laura Fisher <laurafisherquilts@yahoo.com> Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2011 21:15:33 -0800 (PST) X-Message-Number: 4

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Hi all - I checked by the LIncoln Center branch of AFAM where the stars are , and the bus stop for crosstown is literally around the corner on 6t5th St reet, right across from the Mormon Church building A0 As for my hours,A0best times to find me in are between 11:00 and 4:00 Mond ay through Friday, no weekends. Email or phone to let me know to expect you . A0 For those of you with some more time, see if you can visit the Ratti Textil e Center at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, at least to look through their  computer A0slide files of quilts. and textilesA0Call in advance to arrang e a visit. IfA0people create a large enough group to go upA0there,A0you  can examineA0selections up close that have beenA0chosen in advance. A0 I'll keep you posted if I learn of any other quilt-yA0 textile-y things on view in NYC coming up. A0 See you at the exhibition.A0

Laura Fisher at FISHER HERITAGE 305 East 61st Street,5th floor

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Subject: RE: red white quilt exhibit
From: "Janet O'Dell" <janet@techinfo.com.au>
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2011 16:27:11 +1100
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Laura, many thanks for all your tips on quilt/textile places to go while in NYC. Coming from
Australia for only a short trip, I will have to make the most of my time.

Also could I ask if you are still working on your wool quilts project/book? An interstate guild asked
me yesterday if I knew and I told them I would ask you.

Janet O'Dell
Melbourne Australia

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Subject: Brunk Auctions From: Laurel Horton <laurel@kalmiaresearch.net> Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2011 13:36:33 -0500 X-Message-Number: 1

I'm not a collector, but I was looking at the online catalog for an upcoming sale by Brunk Auctions, March 12, 2011, and I found several quilts that are being de-accessioned by the Museum of Early Decorative Arts (MESDA). The Museum collects materials from before the mid-19th century, and these were no doubt donated years ago when no one knew when they were made. To my mind, the prices look quite affordable. I understand that this respected auction house (in Asheville, NC) is beginning to expand their interest in textiles, so people who follow auctions might want to include them in their trolling circuit.

http://www.brunkauctions.com/search/lotdetailfull.php?id57365

If this link doesn't work, go to brunkauctions.com, and search the current catalog for quilt (singular), in the textiles category.

Laurel Horton

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Subject: Induction of Ardis and Robert James From: Karen Alexander <karenquilt@rockisland.com> Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2011 13:54:43 -0800 X-Message-Number: 2

Dear QHLers,

Please stop by the TQHF blog http://thequiltershalloffame.blogspot.com to read about Celebration 2011! There is a link to the Celebration 2001 Registration form from the blog.

There are some great lectures that will be taking place during TQHF's 2011 Celebration during which we will be inducting Ardis and Robert James, as well as workshops.

The read a short bio about the Jameses click here. http://thequiltershalloffame.blogspot.com/2010/09/2011-honorees-announced.ht ml

I look forward to being able to go myself this year for the first time since 2008! Hope to see you there!

Karen in the Islands

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Subject: Brackman's first Civil War repro series From: Karen Alexander <karenquilt@rockisland.com> Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2011 19:57:48 -0800 X-Message-Number: 3

Can anyone point me to a source where I could possibly get fat quarters of Brackman's first Civil War repro series?

Thanks,

Karen Alexander

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Subject: Rotary Cutter Blade sharpener From: Paul and Nancy Hahn <pnhahn01@comcast.net> Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2011 15:25:10 +0000 (UTC) X-Message-Number: 1

Quilt related, not history related. Has anyone had any experience using the blade sharpener for the Olfa rotary cutter? Does it really work and is it worth getting? My local group is considering purchasing one for group use but wondered if it is as good as just buying new blades. Thanks for all input, both positive and negative.

Nancy Hahn, Dataw Island, SC

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Subject: Ardis and Robert James - bad link to TQHF From: Karen Alexander <karenquilt@rockisland.com> Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2011 09:28:44 -0800 X-Message-Number: 2

Someone just emailed that my link to the TQHF blog and the Jameses bio did not work. My apologies. Let's give it another try.

The Celebration Registration Form is now available at the TQHF website. Click on <Celebration> on the Home page: http://www.quiltershalloffame.net

There is also a brief biography of Robert and Ardis James as well as a link to the registration form from the TQHF blog using this short cut: http://tinyurl.com/6bh5pgk

Some have also asked me how to participate in the honoring of Ardis and Robert during Celebration. You can post a comment to the TQHF blog or mail letters or cards of congratulations any time. Please mail snailmail to:

Congratulations Ardis and Robert James TQHF - Attention Becky Faulstich P.O. Box 681 Marion, IN 46952

If you would like to be included in the Honoring Page in the 2011 commemorative program book that salutes Ardis and Robert, there is a donation form on the TQHF website. Any amount is welcome!

You can find the link to the donation form on this page http://www.quiltershalloffame.net/celebration.

Please help us spread the news by sharing one of these links on your Facebook page or website, if you have them!

Every little bit helps in getting the word out!

Karen Alexander Past President The Quilters Hall of Fame

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Subject: Rotary Cutter Sharpener From: Edwaquilt@aol.com Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2011 07:57:05 -0500 (EST) X-Message-Number: 1

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I bought the True Cut at Houston. It just arrived and I have used it one time. It appears to work but I need more test. It is a bit pricy - $42.00. I will do another test soon and report. Another alternative is the 45 mm blade from Harbor Frieight. It is a rotary blade used in carpet cutting. You get 2 for $1.99 and they work as good or better than the higher price blades. Getting good reviews on some Boards. --part1_db72.513c484b.3a9a52a1_boundary--

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Subject: directions for kit From: "Rose Marie Werner" <rwerner@deskmedia.com> Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2011 07:15:57 -0600 X-Message-Number: 2

I have had a request from someone who is trying to finish a kit quilt that was started by an older relative. It is Bucilla's #3329 - Rose Buds and Bows. She does not have a copy of the directions. If there is anyone on this list who owns this kit or has the directions and is willing to send her a copy, please email me privately so I can put you in contact with her. Thanks in advance. Rosie Werner www.quiltkitid.com

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Subject: farbics of the 1950s From: Karen Alexander <karenquilt@rockisland.com> Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2011 13:43:40 -0800 X-Message-Number: 3

Some designs are so iconic they leap off the page at you and yell 1950s or 1960s. Take a look at the fabric item no. 310219291510on eBay. Or just click here http://tinyurl.com/5rue45f to go directly to the auction.

Then look at this photo on Ann Champion's blog http://annchampion.com/?p1264

Quite similar, wouldn't you say? It will be a great dating clue for future historians documenting quilts.

Then I stumbled on another similar design on eBay. The seller referred to the design as a "Vanart stamped tea towel". It's eBay Item number 150566514000. Or just click here http://tinyurl.com/6k9l6t9 to go to this eBay auction.

I googled "Vanart" hoping to come up with some info about the designer of this fabric but no luck so far. Meanwhile, I have posted photos of all three fabrics to my blog so that you can see them all on one page at the same time. http://tinyurl.com/6a47ygo

Anyone know where to find a design source or photos of similar fabric on the Internet?

Karen in the Islands

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Subject: Fun stuff to view. From: "Leah Zieber" <leah.zieber@verizon.net> Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2011 20:45:44 -0800 X-Message-Number: 4

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Hi all -

Just vegging on the computer after a rough weekend and I ran across some interesting items in the August Auctions - ENJOY! 

 

(in some cases you will need to scroll down the page to see the items  like quilts or cotton dresses.)

 

 

http://www.augusta-auction.com/upcoming-sales?view3Dlot <http://www.augusta-auction.com/upcoming-sales?view3Dlot&id3D9592&aucti on_file _id3D20> &id3D9592&auction_file_id3D20

 

http://www.augusta-auction.com/upcoming-sales?view3Dlots <http://www.augusta-auction.com/upcoming-sales?view3Dlots&category_id3D 2&aucti on_file_id3D20&start3D60>  &category_id3D2&auction_file_id3D20&start3D60

 

http://www.augusta-auction.com/upcoming-sales?view3Dlot <http://www.augusta-auction.com/upcoming-sales?view3Dlot&id3D9681&aucti on_file _id3D20> &id3D9681&auction_file_id3D20

 

http://www.augusta-auction.com/upcoming-sales?view3Dlots <http://www.augusta-auction.com/upcoming-sales?view3Dlots&category_id3D 2&aucti on_file_id3D20&start3D100>  &category_id3D2&auction_file_id3D20&start3D100

 

Leah Zieber

Temecula, CA

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Subject: Vogart Embroidery Designs From: OzarkQuiltmaker@aol.com Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2011 10:14:24 EST X-Message-Number: 1

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Karen:

Could it be Vogart rather than Varnart that you are looking for as far as embroidery designs? This web site has lots of good information about vintage embroidery patterns. _http://www.sewingpalette.com/_ (http://www.sewingpalette.com/)

Kathy Kansier AQS Certified Appraiser Ozark, Missouri

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Subject: Re: qhl digest: February 27, 2011 From: Karen Alexander <karenquilt@rockisland.com> Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2011 14:27:22 -0800 X-Message-Number: 1

Yes, I agree with you, Kathy. I think it is most likely Vogart but one never knows for sure until a source is found. I still curious about a school of graphic design or even a specific artist who was possibly well known for the type figures seen in the fabrics in my three sources. It would be fun to discover more about it/ him/her.

Karen in the Islands

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Subject: more quilt stuff in NYC, did you know?! From: Laura Fisher <laurafisherquilts@yahoo.com> Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2011 11:53:13 -0800 (PST) X-Message-Number: 1

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OMG - someA0women who are volunteeringA0for crowd control at the red and  white showA0just came up here to have a look and told me that the same wee kend many of you will be in NYC, the Empire Quilters Guild is having its bi -annual show. A0 This Guild show of new quilts isA0called URBAN INSPIRATIONS, and will be A0on display A0Saturday and Sunday March 26-27 at the FASHION INSTITUTE O F TECHNOLOGY (FIT) located at Seventh Avenue at 28th Street. SponsorA0the  Empire Quilters Guild probably has a website for more info. Theirs is a jur ied show, don't know if they have any material for sale, but something thos e of you interested in new quilts might want to include on your NYC itinery .20 A0 So you all had better make plans to stay an extra day to cover everything!  For travel instructionsA0to this one, A0it is on a subway line (Seventh A venue IRT for those of you old enough to have travelled underground here be fore the lines were numbered and in color), now I think it's the #1A0or #2 trainA0on the West Side) It's also rcachable byA0several other means of  transport.20 A0 Laura A0 Laura Fisher at FISHER HERITAGE

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Subject: NY quilt Show From: Judy Knorr <jknorr@optonline.net> Date: Wed, 02 Mar 2011 08:25:13 -0500 X-Message-Number: 1

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Adding a bit more to Laura's information about the Empire Quilters Show that is being held at FIT the same weekend as the Red and White Quilt Show at the Park Avenue Armory. This is a local quilt show which always has a very nice display of quilts and will also have around 20 vendors who sell fabric, notions, and other quilt related items. The show is held every two years and this year's show happens to correlate with the museum's Year of the Quilt. What an exciting time for quilters in NYC! Judy Knorr

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Subject: king george III coverlet From: ikwlt <ikwlt@yahoo.com> Date: Sat, 5 Mar 2011 10:06:49 -0800 (PST) X-Message-Number: 1

i've recently been introduced to the king george III coverlet made in 1803 and am thoroughly enjoying reading about it. seems to be the "new" dear jane with patterns and groups emerging online to work on the 4" circles. the most enjoyable part so far to me is the interview with tracy chevalier on the V&A channel: http://www.vam.ac.uk/channel/people/personalities/tracy_chevalier_quilts/ i think many of you will also like it as well as other links about the quilt itself and the groups working on reproductions. patti

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Subject: Tribute to Cinda Cawley From: Karen Alexander <karenquilt@rockisland.com> Date: Sat, 05 Mar 2011 10:20:15 -0800 X-Message-Number: 2

There is a tribute to Cinda Cawley here http://karenquilt.blogspot.com/ if you would like to add a few words. I plan to print it out and pass it on to the family in a week or two.

Do take a minute or two to share a Cinda memory or story for the family.

There is a tribute to Jean Ray Laury here http://thequiltershalloffame.blogspot.com/

I will pass the messages from this tribute on to the family of Jean Ray Laury also.

Karen in the Islands

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Subject: Re: Tribute to Cinda Cawley From: Kris Driessen <krisdriessen@yahoo.com> Date: Sat, 5 Mar 2011 10:33:39 -0800 (PST) X-Message-Number: 3

We are losing entirely too many good people lately...If anyone hears  about services, please let me know.A0 I live about two hours away from  her. A0If anyone wants to attend services and needs a place to stay over,  I have extra beds and air mattresses:-))Kris

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Subject: Cinda Cawley Services From: Kris Driessen <krisdriessen@yahoo.com> Date: Sat, 5 Mar 2011 10:37:21 -0800 (PST) X-Message-Number: 4

Well, of course if I would google it, I would find this:A0http://www .legacy.com/obituaries/thetimes-tribune/obituary.aspx?n3Dlucinda-reddingto n-cawley&pid3D149096386 There is a place for you to make commen ts if you like.A0Kris

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Subject: Cinda From: Gaye Ingram <gingram@suddenlink.net> Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2011 19:55:11 -0600 X-Message-Number: 1

I've been unable to get Cinda out of my thoughts this weekend. My mind cannot accept her absence.

For if anyone was ever fully "present," it was Cinda!

Without her, we will not be the same.

When I first joined this list, I was fascinated by references to "The Dating Club." I knew it had something to do with quilts, but I couldn't figure out exactly what. Somehow the notion of assigning dates to quilts did not occur to me. I was teaching teenagers at the time and accustomed to another context.

My first fully formed idea of that group came via one of Cinda's famous posts to qhl. In the wake of 9-11, I was like a lot of people, just stunned into some new system of time and priorities.

Clearly the Dating Club ladies were made of sterner stuff, for Cinda described the difficulties involves in getting to a previously scheduled meeting. A large truck transporting missles had been in a wreck on a highway in the D.C. area, and missles littered the highway and roadsides. Traffic was stopped, then turned back. The Dating Club members were undeterred, however. They did the unthinkable, given the time and place: they drove across the greensward between highways, and then by hook and by crook, they found their way back to the unblocked portion of the highway. In the South we would have reported the maneuverings and our daring in defying authority, but not Cinda. She made the whole affair seem routine. What she reported was what the group saw that day. In full and glorious detail.

Cinda taught me so much by way of this list. Living in Louisiana, I had no ready access to the kinds of bounty to which Cinda and others in the Mid-Atlantic group routinely saw. I'd spent time in museum archives and seen more than most people I knew. But I simply hadn't the largesse available to that group. And Cinda, without notes, generously opened that world to me and many others. I've missed her reports, the conversations they generated.

I confess I cannot fully grasp that her posts will no longer appear on qhl. I've not been able to grasp that this terrible disease could stop a force so vital as Cinda Cawley. Of all our list members, she seemed the most unstoppable.

I think tonight of so many people who had been her traveling companions and fellow discoverers, of how they must feel. And I think of all of us on this list, how much poorer we are. We are a diverse lot, but we are one in our dismay and grief at this loss, I suspect.

All day I've wanted to thank Kris, who gathered us here when there were no blogs and web sites and created a community wherein we could support and learn from one another and where, it is clear to me this night, we could come to love one another. I've never valued it more, Kris.

Gaye

Gaye

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Subject: RE: Cindalogues From: "Jean Carlton" <jeancarlton@comcast.net> Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2011 19:11:38 -0700 X-Message-Number: 2

The nice thing is .....you can go to AQSG's Yahoo site and look at all  messages - go to the oldest ones and search Lucinda or lrcawley and you  can read all of her posts....also the archives on QHL and any other  Yahoo site she posted to. Sort of overwhelming to do right now  but.....nice to know they are there for all of us. By the way, the AQSG  home site has changed its front image to a very nice picture of her. Jean

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Subject: The Generosity of Quilters From: Sally Ward <sallytatters@fastmail.co.uk> Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2011 12:00:52 +0000 X-Message-Number: 1

Anyone whose life has been touched, on any level, by the world of  quilters will be aware of the generosity always shown in their works.  It took the internet to show me their wonderful generosity of spirit.  Once, with my arcane interest in the history of quilts, I felt rather  alone in a corner of northern England. Then along came the internet,  the happy chance of finding Kris's Quilt History List, the flowering of  internet access among quilters in the UK, and the wonder of daily chat  worldwide with people who willingly share knowledge, information, and  textile experiences I would otherwise have never know.

Cinda saw, and then spent her time reporting for us, more in one of her  Dating Club meetings than I will see in a decade in my small corner. I  wish my brain could retain a fraction of what she had to tell us (long  live the QHL and BQTHL archives, what a resource she left us) . But  what will always stay with me is admiration and gratitude for the  generosity of a remarkable lady.

Sally Ward/Tatters

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Subject: Quilt history presentation in Omaha, NE on March 10 From: kyra hicks <kyra262@yahoo.com> Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2011 05:28:55 -0800 (PST) X-Message-Number: 2

Hello -

For those in Omaha, NE, I wanted to invite you to a free event this Thursday, March 10, 6-8 p.m. at The Institute for the Culinary Arts, Room 201 at Metropolitan Community College's Fort Omaha Campus. I will speak about African American quilt history. The event is open to the public and will also feature music by Mr. Ed Archibald & Friends. Enjoy a nice hors d'oeuvres buffet, too!

This presentation is part of the college's Women's History Month programming.

Best, Kyra

Kyra Hicks Arlington, VA www.BlackThreads.blogspot.com

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Subject: RE: Cinda From: "Candace Perry" <candace@schwenkfelder.com> Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2011 08:51:42 -0500 X-Message-Number: 3

I second Gaye's post -- and want to add how supportive Cinda was to the little guys like my museum, always including us on her travels through PA. Also, what struck me is what a rich and diverse life Cinda had -- and it saddens me that I only knew her from one perspective, quilts -- and how I wish I had the opportunity to know her many fascinating facets. Brava, Cinda! Candace Perry Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center

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Subject: 700 year old mummy found with textiles From: Karen Alexander <karenquilt@rockisland.com> Date: Mon, 07 Mar 2011 10:13:29 -0800 X-Message-Number: 4

This was just posted the following to the BQTHL. Very exciting!

<<There are some amazing pictures of the mummy discovered in China, with superbly preserved textiles. Saturday's "Telegraph" stated that the body was wrapped in "cloth and quilt", but I can find no images of the "quilt". http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1362957/700-year-old-mummy-ro ad-workers-east-China-excellent-condition.html>>

Or try this shortened link.

http://tinyurl.com/66zagws

Karen Alexander

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Subject: RE: 700 year old mummy found with textiles From: "Kim Baird" <kbaird@cableone.net> Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2011 13:34:53 -0600 X-Message-Number: 5

It's her shoes--they are quilted. I really wonder what that brown liquid is. . . Kim

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Subject: Tribute to Cinda From: Xenia Cord <xenia@legacyquilts.net> Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2011 16:52:37 -0500 X-Message-Number: 6

Anyone who ever encountered Cinda, in person or through the cyberworld, was aware of her prodigious memory, her sparkling intellect, her sharp wit, her incredible generosity. "Cindalogues" were word pictures that made us wish to have been there to see the quilts she described, and also made us long for the graceful language skills with which she excited her unknown readers.

But Cinda also made an impact in other, less recognized ways. When she was researching and writing her AQSG paper on fractur quilts, she asked me to be her mentor (an improbable role-reversal). During the process we shared many laughs over her insistence on still more in- depth research, and my threats to bring out my whip if she didn't begin the writing process. And so the paper developed and matured, and in October 2004 she appeared before an eager AQSG audience at the annual seminar, that year held in Vancouver, Washington.

Until that time, the format for presenting papers had been to read an edited text to the audience, a procedure that kept presenters on track within the tightly scheduled presentation period. Cinda was impatient with that approach, choosing instead to share with us some of what she had discovered about the lives, inter-familial connections, and personalities of the people she had met on the signed quilts. We could read her research at our leisure, she said. As she told us about Avaline Sarah Ann Ziegenfuss Stern, the woman who sparked her research interest, she bought us into the world of the Pennsylvania she knew and loved and made those who peopled her quilts live again. It was her hope that her research would "insure that not only she [Avaline] but those she loved, will not be forgotten."

And so Cinda has affected us all, and we are the better for it.

Xenia

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Subject: time to discuss quilt washing From: Laura Fisher <laurafisherquilts@yahoo.com> Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2011 19:39:00 -0800 (PST) X-Message-Number: 7

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Hi all - I can't lie down til the urge passes, because sometimes a great qu ilt has bad spots or overall soil that is unpalatable to users. Also, it se em like left on dirt or stains canA0endanger the antique quilt at some poi nt if not removed now.A0Grime just can't be good to leave on a quilt, so,  what to do, realistically? After all, theA0grime of agesA0is washed off o ld furniture, surface gunkA0 is cleansed from paintings to reveal their or iginal state, and so on. So,A0what areA0the the recommended and least dan gerous products toA0gently cleanse an antique quilt with? Are there any no n toxic stain removers that can handle those long time spots -A0without er oding fabric or removing color -A0which can be used judiciously? People as k me about this all the time, andA0I used to send those serious inquirers  to restorers who laundered, but they are not interested anyA0longer in han dling every day materials, only museum-y special pieces, so, what to advise clients to do? Thanks LauraA0

Laura Fisher at FISHER HERITAGE

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Subject: Cartoon character on redwork crib quilt From: Karen Alexander <karenquilt@rockisland.com> Date: Mon, 07 Mar 2011 22:04:02 -0800 X-Message-Number: 1

I have posted a photo in the QHL gallery under Quilts.

http://tinyurl.com/4lz5qoz

Can someone tell me what the name of this cartoon character is? My mind is a blank!

It's also now on my blog.

Thanks,

Karen in the Islands

karenquilt.blogspot.com

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Subject: Re: Cartoon character on redwork crib quilt From: michele mclaughlin <mickiemclaug58@yahoo.com> Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2011 04:59:54 -0800 (PST) X-Message-Number: 2

Karen---I believe that is Jigs --as in "Maggie and Jigs".

Michele Mclaughlin andA0Mom to a comic book collector, Allentown, PA

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Subject: Re: time to discuss quilt washing From: "Lonnie" <lonnie8@comcast.net> Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2011 16:22:26 -0600 X-Message-Number: 3

Great question, Laura. I restore 'everyday family qlts', not museum pieces. The idea is to get them back to the family so they can continue to enjoy them for as long as possible....afterall, we are just extending their lives.

Some of you may not agree with my rather unconventional way of handling a dirty qlt, but here goes. I restore about 40 qlts per year. It takes me 4-6 weeks to restore a customer's qlt (I work on several at once) and I refuse to have a dirty qlt in my face that long!! This is also how I wash all of my own new and antique qlts and I have never ruined one yet.

I have a 'hand out' that I give to all my customers after I have restored their qlt. Thru much experimentation, (engineering background) I have found this is the simplest and safest why to wash a qlt.

(I prefer to use "Restoration" Quilt soap from the Amish Country, Ohio but I know my customers would have trouble finding it.)

QUILT CARE

Antique quilts should not be washed unless absolutely necessary!! And should be washed only by a quilt professional, not a 'dry cleaners'. NEVER wash a 'Crazy' quilt. ******* The old saying is, 'If you feel like you need to wash your antique quilt, lay down until the feeling passes!' ******* Light, washing and overall mistreatment is the main reason for the loss of many of our treasured heirloom quilts. In the event that you MUST wash your quilt, please do so with the upmost of care and NEVER NEVER use a dryer!!! Remember, some old quilts just can't take one more washing and you could be destroying your family heirloom.******* WASHING INSTRUCTIONS 1. USE A QUILT SOAP ONLY, SOLD IN A QUILT SHOP, OR ALL-FREE&CLEAR. NEVER DRY CLEAN A QUILT. 2. IF ONE OF THE FABRICS COULD RUN (DARK REDS, BLACKS AND BLUES) RETHINK WASHING ALL TOGETHER OR USE SEVERAL 'COLOR CATCHER' SHEETS, SOLD WHERE DETERGENTS ARE SOLD. TEST SUSPICIOUS COLORS WITH A WET SWAB...IF IT TURNS, DON'T WASH IT. 3. FILL A TOP LOADING WASHER WITH COLD WATER AND HALF THE SOAP THE BOTTLE RECOMMENDS, MIX. YOU CAN PRETREAT STAINS WITH 'SHOUT' IF YOU ARE SURE THE COLORS ARE SAFE. 4. GENTLY LOWER QUILT INTO WATER AND HAND AGITATE UNTIL WET AND IT STOPS BUBBLING. DO NOT ALLOW WASHER TO AGITATE. LET SOAK FOR 20 MINUTES TO SEVERAL HOURS, DEPENDING ON THE AMOUNT OF STAINS ON THE QUILT. 5. GENTLY AGITATE BY HAND EVERY 15 MINUTES OR SO. 6. SPIN OUT WATER, (THE CENTRAFUGE WILL DO NO HARM ) FILL WITH CLEAN RINSE WATER (DO NOT USE SOFTENER). HAND AGITATE AND SPIN OUT WATER. 7.VERY GENTLY, REMOVE QUILT FROM WASHER, CRADLE AS A BABY. WET QUILTS ARE VERY FRAGILE. DO NOT PULL. THIS CAN BREAK STITCHES. ******* DRYING INSTRUCTIONS 1. SPREAD QUILT ON A CLEAN SHEET ON A FLAT SURFACE SUCH AS A CARPETED FLOOR, OR OUTSIDE DECK. COVER WITH ANOTHER SHEET IF OUTSIDE. KEEP ANIMALS & CHILDREN OFF. DO NOT PLACE IN THE SUN. 2. GENTLY BLOCK THE QUILT INTO SHAPE AND ALLOW TO DRY. THIS MAY TAKE SEVERAL DAYS. IF YOU HAVE A CEILING OR BOX FAN, TURN IT ON TO HELP DRY. THE TOP MAY FEEL DRY, BUT IF THERE IS ANY MOISTURE LEFT IN THE QUILT BATTING IT WILL MILDEW IF PUT AWAY DAMP. I DRY FOR 4 DAYS. ******* STORAGE & DISPLAY 1. NEVER STORE A QUILT IN A PLASTIC BAG OR BOX. COTTON NEEDS TO BREATHE, LIKE YOU DO. 2. ACID FREE BOXES ARE IDEAL, MADE FOR WEDDING DRESSES, ETC. BUY AT THE CLEANERS. REPLACE EVERY 3 YEARS. OLD WHITE PILLOWCASES OR SHEETS ARE ALSO IDEAL FOR STORING YOUR QUILT. 3. REFOLD YOUR QUILT OFTEN SO THE CREASES DO NOT WEAR THIN. DO NOT FOLD ON THE SAME LINES. 4. STACK QUILTS ON AN UNUSED BED, FOLDED AT THE FOOT OF A BED, FOLDED OVER THE BACK OF THE SOFA OR CHAIR, OVER A QUILT RACK-ALL ARE EXCELLENT WAYS TO DISPLAY YOUR QUILT. PUT A TOWEL OR PILLOWCASE BETWEEN THE QUILT AND A WOOD SURFACE. 5. IF YOUR QUILT HAS A MUSTY SMELL, PLACE IT IN A PILLOWCASE WITH A NEW BAR OF DIAL SOAP FOR A WEEK OR SO.

ABOVE ALL, LOVE YOUR QUILTS!! God Bless My Labors. Lonnie Schlough 281-298-1966 lonnie8@comcast.net www.fixquilts.com

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Subject: Julie Silber lecture, Southern CA tomorrow From: "Julie Silber" <quiltcomplex@hughes.net> Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2011 15:09:13 -0800 X-Message-Number: 4

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Hi All,

I am lecturing for the Glendale (CA) Quilters Guild Tomorrow, March 9 at 7 p.m. Near L.A.

Subject: "The Amish and Their Quilts." Guest fee: $5.00.

*SPOILER ALERT* Extra Bonus - I will have the irrepressible Joe (the quilter) Cunningham with me and, unbeknownst to him, will call upon him for his amusing, insightful comments.

Details upon request: quiltcomplex@hughes.net

Julie Silber

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Subject: Re: Cartoon character on redwork crib quilt From: Getfruit@aol.com Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2011 18:51:48 EST X-Message-Number: 5

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It may be Jiggs of the strip Maggie and Jiggs (but I seem to remember that Jiggs was a short guy).

Violet Vaughnes

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Subject: Red and White quilts From: Karen Alexander <karenquilt@rockisland.com> Date: Tue, 08 Mar 2011 17:42:54 -0800 X-Message-Number: 6

Dear QHLers,

A new quilt friend that I recently met on-line (and who is now a member of AQSG) decided to sponsor a Red and White quilt exhibit on her blog. Check it out and add one if you have one!

I have added my one full size quilt to her gallery plus I have added a dozen more photos to my blog on Red and White quilts.

I have also posted a photos of a red and white crib quilt that I have mentioned on this list before. When someone saw it a year or so ago they thought it rather resembled an Ulster quilt. Ever since then I have been gathering photos of quilts that I see that make me think of this crib quilt and the Ulster quilts as seen in the 1991 Uncoverings paper. Some of them may be a stretch, but see what you think for yourself.

Here is Taryn's blog link so that you can post a red and white quilt of your if you so desire. own.

http://reproquiltlover.blogspot.com/2011/03/red-and-white-quilt-exhibit-blog gers.html

Or

http://tinyurl.com/5sudbdg

Karen in the Islands

PS: Please continue to send me Cinda photos or tributes for my blog post to honor Cinda. Thanks.